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The Ethics and Compliance Committee (ECC) of the Governing Council of the Institute will be responsible for the interpretation and administration of this Code.

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This Code applies to the following persons:


This Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct holds for all members wherever they work.



Accountability. Intergrity. Transparency. Honesty. Responsibility


Code of Ethics

Professional Code of Ethics


Members of the Institute of Corporate Governance TM (ICGTM), Nigeria strongly believe that global best corporate governance standards and principles are the bedrock of sound and crises proof firm, nations and the global economy.

Consequently, the duty of the Corporate Governance Professionals (CGPros) is to further the means and ends that promote global best corporate governance standards and principles. 

Purpose and Applicability

Code of ethics and professional conduct is at the heart of corporate governance practice. The purpose of this code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is to inculcate first-in-class confidence and to help members of the Institute to become better Corporate Governance Professionals, as well as guiding individuals and corporate entities in their day to day dealings with the institute, their organizations and the public. The goal is to advance corporate governance practices.

This code offers a set of values, principles and standards of conduct that will guide decision making and conduct when any ethical issue arises.

However, we do also believe that the context in which this code is being considered and the possibility of conflicts even among the Code’s value, principles and standards should be considered in applying this code. This, we consider given the differing regulatory environments or types of business

Specifically, this code of Ethics and Professional Conduct will promote amongst other things:

§   Honest and ethical conduct in the handling of actual and apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationship, while at the same time discouraging wrong doing.

§  Timely response to and compliance with extant legal and all statutory requirements and regulations.

§  Accountability in all we do.

§  Quick and efficient dispute of responsibilities.

Just as corporate governance as a field is evolving, so also is this Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. As circumstances and development may demand this code is subject to change where necessary.

Our Expectations:

In addition to the strict requirement to obey all laws and regulations, we expect to adhere to both the spirit and the letter of this Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Administration of this Code:

Violation of this Code of Ethics and Professional Conducts, and all matters relating to this Code should be addressed to Corporate Compliance Director (CCD) who will direct the complaint to the appropriate body for action.

Structure of the Code

The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct has six (6) sections which include:

§  Our Mission

§  Our Vision

§  Our Value Statement: Ethical principles and standard.

§  Rules of Engagement

§  Enforcement Procedure

§  Application

Our Mission- This mission guides us towards our goals. We are working to be a leading engine of global best corporate governance standards and practices by developing and creating responsible accountable, fair and transparent critical mass of corporate leaders and managers to drive the development and transformation of both public and private sectors of the economy.

Our Vision– This vision guides our decisions and actions. We are working for a fairer, cleaner, high performing and stronger, greener, just and prosperous firms as well as national and global economies.

Our value– Members and others to whom this code applies will operate and conduct their decisions and their actions based on the following values. ICGTM adheres to the highest ideals of professionalism and commitment to service and upholds the following values:

·         Equity/Fairness                                                               

·          Discipline

·          Transparency

·          Integrity

·          Responsibility and Accountability

·          Professional excellence in service

·          Knowledge

·          Innovation

·          Teamwork

·          Reward

·          Commitment

And all members must work to promote the vision, mission and values of the institute.

Our Rules of “Engagement”

We uphold as a noble Institute/Profession the following Rules of Engagement.



The International Association of Risk And Compliance Professionals (IARCP), Washington Dc, USA Partners The Institute Of Corporate Governance Nigeria (Icgn).


Call for Research Papers: We are using this medium to call for manuscript submission from experts within and outside academic for publication in the journal, International Journal of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (IJGRC)


The Institute of Corporate Governance NigeriaTM (ICGNTM) is a globally recognized and an integrated national and government approved professional body in Nigeria, established and well positioned to lead and deliver best - in - class corporate governance, risk management, compliance and business ethics standards and practices.

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Upcoming Training and Membership Events

ICGN runs Professional Corporate Governance Education and Certification Programmes. See the Training Calendar for details.

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ICGN Receives Book Donations from Washington based International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group


ICGN Receives the the Officials of Washington D.C.-based, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Mrs Kelly Spence

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ICGN Facilitates for The West African Institute of Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) on Corporate Governance.

2, Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria.

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ICGTM publishes a journal;Corporate Standards: An International Journal of Corporate Governance Research (IJCGR).

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The Corporate Examiner. These publications are regularly available to members and non-members

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